Val from Mpala here. Mpala researchers Helen O’Neill and Stef Strebel have added new information to questions you sent in on Cheetahs and Wild Dogs.
The honey badger got some viral fame a few years ago. Now we dig into the Mpala Field Guide for a few more details on this mostly fearless and often feared, small creature of Africa.
Join us next Tuesday, November 25th at 9 AM Pacific Time/Noon Eastern for a Live Chat with experts from our partners at Mpala who will dissect the nuances of (big) cats and (wild) dogs.
The puff adder snake can weigh up to 13 lbs and grow to 6 ft. long. Hunting by ambushing small rodent and amphibians, puff adder venom, one of the most toxic of any viper, immobilizes its prey though the adder’s long teeth and forceful bite sometimes kill it without any help from the venom.
In the trees across Eastern Africa you might see astonishing, symmetrical, straw nests embedded like Christmas ornaments in the branches. Meet the small wonders that do the building.